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$1,200 Budget for Offset Smoker in Fort Worth

Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 8:47 am
by Bockbock
Hey guys, I have a friend that lives in Fort Worth and wants to purchase a well made thick offset smoker. He has a $1,200 budget. I know several of y'all live up in that area, would you have any suggestions of pits for him? He just wants it for his backyard. I would say at least a 36" firebox, maybe a little bigger as everyone always says on the forum. Thanks in advance for your help.

Re: $1,200 Budget for Offset Smoker in Fort Worth

Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 6:58 pm
by marvda1

Re: $1,200 Budget for Offset Smoker in Fort Worth

Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 8:49 pm
by Okie Sawbones
He won't get a 1/4" steel offset in that price range unless he is able to find one on CL. There are a lot of them listed.

Re: $1,200 Budget for Offset Smoker in Fort Worth

Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 10:27 pm
by marvda1
the brazos is 1/4 in. steel.

Re: $1,200 Budget for Offset Smoker in Fort Worth

Posted: Sun Mar 20, 2016 7:54 am
by bsooner75
If he could up his budget a little (trust me I know this is not always possible) Johnson Custom Pits in Ennis makes a nice RF backyard starting at $1895.

http://www.johnsonsmokers.com/rolling-patio-smoker/

Most custom builder backyard models I've seen are in the $2000 + range.


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Re: $1,200 Budget for Offset Smoker in Fort Worth

Posted: Sun Mar 20, 2016 9:22 am
by k.a.m.
I agree finding a quality built back yard offset in the 1200.00 is looking for a used one. There is a lot more in the process of quality than steel thickness. The cooker can be a 1/2" thick and not work properly without modifications.

Re: $1,200 Budget for Offset Smoker in Fort Worth

Posted: Sun Mar 20, 2016 10:28 am
by Bockbock
Ok, thanks for the info. I will pass it along. I meant to say a 36" cook area, not firebox. Sorry. Thanks again.

Re: $1,200 Budget for Offset Smoker in Fort Worth

Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2016 11:11 pm
by bighatbbq
I would love to visit with your buddy. I build the best offset smoker in Ft. Worth and I will work with him on getting as close to his budget as possible.
https://flic.kr/p/dHaQtV

Re: $1,200 Budget for Offset Smoker in Fort Worth

Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 6:18 pm
by Raider18
Yes give Big hat a call!!


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Re: $1,200 Budget for Offset Smoker in Fort Worth

Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 9:13 pm
by Boots
Have seen Big Hat's product at the FW Fat Stock Show. A quality cooker at a good price.

Re: $1,200 Budget for Offset Smoker in Fort Worth

Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 6:42 am
by Bockbock
Hey Beau, did my friend from FW call you? I gave him the info and he was impressed with your pits. Thanks.

Re: $1,200 Budget for Offset Smoker in Fort Worth

Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:00 am
by Neumsky
Horizon smokers...under 1200...quality plus!